Karate laurels, local cross fit athlete to compete on world stage Bravo

Brett Cutshall, left, and Kathy Jahr, right, recently earned the rank of Brown Belt from a Placentia martial arts academy. Fighting all odds: Brett Cutshall and Kathy Jahr have earned the rank of Brown Belt from the American Martial Arts Academy in Placentia.

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Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu medals at Miami Spring International

The Carlson Gracie Team, based in Kendall, placed third in the Gi Division and second in No Gi Division at the Miami Spring International Open — a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament — at Florida International University in Kendall. They include from left, Michel P. Pereira BuiAo, Fabio Novaes, Rinaldo Santos, Ana Frias, Tarsis and Emir Bussade, Mayenne and Tauanne.

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North Queensland karate students selected for prestigious Japanese tournament

A group of North Queensland karate students have been selected as the only Australians in their category to compete at a prestigious international karate tournament in Osaka, Japan. The five teenagers from Whitsunday Kyokushin Karate have been training for more than six months in preparation for the 22nd All-Japans Boys and Girls International Kyokushin competition.

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Colbey Northcutt, sister of Sage Northcutt, loses in pro debut at LFA 14

Colbey Northcutt, the older sister of UFC lightweight Sage Northcutt , lost her professional MMA debut on Friday, faltering at the hands of fellow featherweight debutant Courtney King at LFA 14 via second-round TKO. Northcutt , a 24-year-old karate stylist, entered the contest sporting a 4-1 amateur MMA record, however her last MMA fight dated back three years to Aug. 2014.

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